The new ship, M/S G.O. Sars, which was named after a famous Norwegian zoologist, is advanced, including such features as extreme silent operation, fully comparable in class to military submarines. The auxiliary engine and emergency genset onboard are from
"Naturally, it is very positive to be chosen as supplier to such a prestigious project," says Jan-Arne Kristoffersen, at Volvo Penta in Norway. "The propulsion engines are outside the range we cover. We are delivering a D25MS for auxiliary power generation and a TAMD103 to power the ship's emergency genset."
M/S G.O. Sars will conduct research in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian
Sea. The ship runs extremely silent, which provides the possibility to
study fish and other marine life without disturbing them. Propulsion is
, with two silent-running diesel-electric motors driving
a 5-blade propeller. The electric motors are powered by three low-rpm
diesel engines that, similar to the auxiliary engine, are equipped with